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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 3, 2008 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: jefferson starship

um.....I had the unfortunate pleasure to hear the performance they did on the MDA telethon Monday. I could not find it but found this nugget. As bad as the "the dead" can be this is pretty low for a once pioneering group.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdFewuAjMT8

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 4, 2008 12:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jefferson starship

yeah, way sad but I'll tell you what one of my all time favorite moments was

nestling in to what I was soon to learn is the sorriest musical displays on the planet - the Alaska State Fair. So there I am in 1994 listening to JEFFERSON Starship that included Kantner ( of course ) Cassidy and Balin. So Marty asks - " where is this Alaksa Thunderfuck ( stinky bud ) that I've been hearing so much about? Anyone have some please meet me backstage"

All the people who thought they were there to hear " Starship" yanked thier kids away and left.

I LOVED it!

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Poster: joeken Date: Sep 3, 2008 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jefferson starship

Now lets hold on a minute here. It's been almost 40 years since these guys were at their peak. And when they were at their peak they were one of the most creative, inspiring groups in existance. So now, on a second rate video, they don't look so great. Well neither do I, forty years later! So Kantner looks a little stiff, well he always did. So Freiberg looks a little silly playing a tamborine, well he always did. But it seems that Marty Balin still can sing clear and sweet. And the girl singing Grace's part seem to have a voice.
My point is, if you want a fresh new sound, this might not be the place to find it. But if you could enjoy a pleasant reminder of what it was in the day, well this could be fun. After all these guys have been thru, perhaps a little slack?

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 3, 2008 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jefferson starship

good points all around; and i definitely agree about JA being one of the more, if not the most, creative groups to spring from the San Francisco '60s Zeitgeist; i still play most of their studio albums regularly, and rank 'After Bathing At Baxters' with pretty much anything you can throw at it, either from back in the day or what has been produced since; but like the vast majority of groups who have taken the stage in their twilight years, you must admit there is a something a bit sad about it, however the nostalgia of better times and sounds might strike you; though i'd argue Blues & Jazz & Bluegrass don't really fall into that same category of too old to take the stage; cheers

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 3, 2008 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: jefferson starship

just horrible, how anyone could derive enjoyment from that travesty is beyond me; oddly enough, Jefferson Starship was one of the first concerts i attended, circa '80/'81, down in the lovely city of Mobile, AL, and it was actually a pretty good show/time; i mean, who didn't love the song 'Jane'?